How governments outlaw affordable housing

August 24, 2017 – Ryan McMaken …… An insufficient supply of housing and high prices are a direct result of various government policies. Those with low incomes suffer the most. This often includes minorities. Politicians speak about ‘diversity and inclusion’ as they simultaneously enact policies opposed to these ideals. They do this consciously, routinely, frequently, and without apology. Actions speak louder than words. Continue reading →

London City Council spends $5.9 million for two bridges for the city’s cycling trail network. This money could have been used to reduce poverty in London, that is, if these politicians were actually serious about their previous commitment to do so.

August 18, 2017 – Lee Friday …… Few people, and certainly not politicians, would dare say that cycling trails and bridges are more desirable than poverty reduction. Yet, a handout of $5.9 million to cyclists means $5.9 million less for poverty reduction. Continue reading →

Every crime needs a victim

July 28, 2017 – Laurence Vance …… Individuals must be held accountable for actual harm done to others, NOT potential harm. Accountability for potential harm serves to enrich the state, and extend the power of the state, while reducing the freedom, wellbeing, and standard of living of the people. Continue reading →